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Kumagoro

Gianluca Aicardi

  • Name: Gianluca "Kumagoro" Aicardi
  • Preferred Format: Modern, Commander, Legacy Tribal Wars, Limited

About:

"I hail from Genoa, Italy.

"When I don't write about Magic, I write about film and television. In general, I write a lot.

"When I play Magic, I usually play something with green in it. I don't know why I like green so much, I'm not even so concerned about the environment—though I'm concerned enough.

"When I don't play Magic, I play things like X-Wing or Zombicide. But mostly I watch films and TV shows.

"When I do things I don't like to do as much as playing games and watching films, I'm a freelance translator, editor, and proofreader. I also worked as head of programming for a couple film festivals.

"I might have some mild OCD."

All Articles by Gianluca Aicardi

Rotation Grief: Throne of Eldraine, Part 1

By Kumagoro (2021-08-05)

The Standard rotation is upon us again! Time to acknowledge the disappearance from our decks of all the cards from the four rotating sets. We begin this journey of grief (or perhaps jubilation) by looking into the white, blue, and black cards Standard will lose when Throne of Eldraine rotates out.

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A Totally Objective List of the Top 20 Best Puns in Magic

By Kumagoro (2021-07-01)

It's World Pun Day! Possibly due to head designer Mark Rosewater's comedic influence, Magic cards have a long tradition of incorporating "hidden" puns in their names and flavor texts. Here are some of our favorites. And if you think it sounds like a waste of time, you might be jumping to conclusions.

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An Actual Tribal Squirrel Deck in Modern

By Kumagoro (2021-06-14)

Mark Rosewater has won yet another uphill battle. One of his many pet projects, the reintroduction of Squirrels in black-bordered Magic, has crossed a crucial milestone with the printing of twelve new cards in Modern Horizons 2. Now Modern has become fertile terrain for the woodland critters to conquer.

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Pioneer's Prismari Torrent

By Kumagoro (2021-05-25)

Pioneer loves aggro. Aside from a few build-around pieces that lend themselves to more control-oriented lists, like Fires of Invention or Niv-Mizzet Reborn, its pool tends to skew toward creature-based strategies. But that's just one reason more to go against the grain with the help of new tech from Strixhaven.

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A New Regimen for Standard Green-White Counters

By Kumagoro (2021-05-17)

What happens when the current Standard environment doesn't support the color combination of your favorite strategy? Well, you just go with it anyway! Such is the case for +1/+1 counter synergies, which in a post-Strixhaven world find themselves split between two colors that don't add up to any of the colleges.

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